Introduce Schnapps slowly, paw step by paw step, to his surroundings, and he gradually relaxes, releasing his true inner sweetness and gentleness.
His foster mom wisely used patience, praise and treats for the first few days to increase his comfort level until he allowed her to pet him, beginning with his chin, progressing to his back and finally to his head. Soon he loved head pets so much that he would gaze up at her with a look that said, “Why did you stop?”
Sweetest in the morning, his tail is constantly wagging, and he greets her with loving licks on her face and ears, while he rubs against her begging for pets. He also loves being close to where she is during the day before moving over to his own space on the couch. Then, when he’s especially excited about something, he barks and begins “bunny hopping” around!
After discovering chew toys, teething bones and squeaky toys, he also discovered the joy of tug and playing with his doggy foster friends. Now, as a happy, somewhat submissive, part of the pack, once he’s tired himself out, he’ll either nap or chill if the rest of the household is chilling.
Highly food motivated, calmness is key to his gently taking his favorite treats: chicken or chicken jerky. Relaxed enough to be picked up and bathed. But sometimes loud noises and quick movements still startle him.
He loves to go on walks and jumps for excitement and joy when he sees the harness. He is partially house-trained (he uses pee pads in a pinch), usually following the other dogs’ lead.
Now for sweet Schnapps to thrive, he needs a home with loving adopters who work from home most of the time, to gently and patiently nurture him, and educate him fully in exchange for a lifetime of his own loving sweetness.
Schnapps is neutered, up to date on vaccinations and microchipped. To meet or adopt Schnapps, fill out an application and a volunteer will contact you shortly.